Whatever semblance of a plot was made all the more disjointed by the badly shot concerts. This is an attempt at erotic arthouse, that results in a bad porno.
For an hour long movie, this is way too drawn out. It shouldn't have been made at all, never mind cutting it down.
This art film is an overrated turkey. It’s like watching straight porn without the cheesy music. The music here is rock - nine concerts not even covered well.
A bit pretentious, but what artsy erotic film isn't? Eh, I liked it anyway. I just would have liked to see the characters developed a bit more.
Michael Winterbottom’s most controversial film is about a British glaciologist (Kieran O’Brien) and an American exchange student (Margo Stilley) who meet at a concert in London and embark on a passionate sexual love affair, which seems to reach its most transcendent peaks after they immerse themselves in live music. Cutting between real, explicit sex and a snapshot of indie rock as it stood in 2004 – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Von Bondies, Elbow, Primal Scream, The Dandy Warhols, Super…
I remember in high school, this being reviewed as "indie porn." This review came from a teenager with pink hair. I wish to come off here as anti-semetic. Might watch Tootsie tonight. Thank you.
Directed by a Year in Film favorite, Michael Winterbottom, 9 Songs is an attempt at presenting a relationship through hardcore sex scenes, London underground rock music concerts and Antartica exploration.
This is the story of Matt and Lisa. They meet at a concert. They have wild and passionate sex (in full view). They go to more concerts. Matt studies Antarctica. They go to more concerts and they have more sex. That is really all there is to this movie. It…
An interesting idea becomes a boring and repetative mixture of sex and music.
A note on the viewing: Viewed in SD from StudioCanal's DVD, upscaled to High Definition. The image on the disc is very strong.
Your enjoyment of this film will be predicated on one of two things: First, do you like modern indie rock? If so, other reviews say this has a great soundtrack. This style of music isn't to my taste, and the only way I recognize the names is from my co-workers (except Michael Nyman), but the music and concert scenes are best thing in the film.
Second, do you want to watch two ordinary people have really explicit sex? As in,…
“Antarctica is the planets memory. A memory to a time before there were people.”
- Matt (Kieran O'Brien)
..:: The Joy of Unsimulated Sex ::..
Michael Winterbottom captures
O'Brien and Stilley f@*king on film,
Von Bondies, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Elbow,
Icecaps and other glaciology shit,
Goldfrapp, Dandy Warhols, Super Furry Animal,
Oral sex and masturbation...
No redeeming value or
Unique experience ? I wasn't sure, at least we got to see
Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand and Michael…
Interesting, honest, brave.